One of the most magical reveals from the recent HBO Max reunion special, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, was the childhood Emma Watson developed a crush on her co-star Tom Felton. The two British actors opened up about their close relationship, insisting that despite their bond, nothing romantic ever happened between them.
“We speak most weeks,” says Watson, 31 British Vogue by Felton shortly after the New Year’s Day special aired.
As for fans’ excitement over the status of their relationship, Watson adds, “We just think it’s cute.”
During the special, both Watson and Felton became open about their friendship.
“Emma and I have always loved each other, really,” Felton admitted in a side interview.
Watson added: “I really think the truth was that Tom was the one I could often be more vulnerable with.”
As for whether the couple ever acted on his feelings, Watson insisted they hadn’t.
“Nothing romantic has ever happened to us. We just love each other. That’s all I can say about it,” she said.
As for the reunion itself, Watson couldn’t help but gush in her new magazine interview. She shared that she was back on the potter Sets all these years later was “like heaven”.
“I’m just so glad they’re still around! Most film sets are torn down the minute a scene is finished,” she says. “I’m so happy they’re still there for people to enjoy, myself included. [Set designer] Stuart Craig really is a genius. What he did is perfect.”
The most “emotional” moment of the reunion for Watson was when Rupert Grint told her he loved her.
“When Rupert says things, he really means them. I was surprised at how vulnerable and kind he chose to be so public,” she says of her co-star. “Similar to Dan [Radcliffe], it really touched me how thoughtful he’d been over the years about how different it had been for me as a girl.”
Noting that the three main co-stars don’t tend to write much, she notes that they “talk individually.”
“Rupert sends me pictures of [his daughter] Wednesday and I die. Dan and I generally try to calm each other’s nerves,” she shares.
For more reunion fun, watch the clip below.
Reference from etonline